Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekend Drama at the Jolie-Pitt Household

Scene 1: Bedroom
I was still in lalaland when that slave of mine tried to wake me up.
Brad: Angelina, wake up. Did you know that Mama just went out?
Me: And she didn't take us with her?
Brad: You know she can't cope with four cats in the car.
Me: We can always leave Pingu and Ginger at home.
Brad: But that would be mean, Angelina.
Me: Brad, don't you get it? I am the personification of "mean".
Brad: You are, indeed. I should know.
Me: Har! Har! Har!
And so I went back to sleep.

Scene 2: Main door
(the sound of door opening and closing)
Brad: Mama,'re home. Where did you go, Mama? Why didn't you take me with you?
Mama: One question at a time, Brad. I just went to the shops to buy some groceries.
Brad: Did you buy any chicken, Mama? Did you?
Mama: Yes, I did. And I plan to cook something special. Just for you.
Brad: Just for me? Why? Not for Angelina too?
Mama: Just for you because you've been a good host. Not causing too much trouble for Pingu and Ginger.
Brad: Woohoo!!!! Did you hear that Angelina?
Me: I'm not deaf yet, Brad. You want a paw mark on your mug?
Mama: Now, now. Calm down. Don't you two start quarreling.

Scene 3: Kitchen
Mama: Look at that chicken, Brad. Isn't it juicy and plump?
Brad:'re making me salivate. May I have some?
Mama: No, no raw meat today. We're all going to be civil people. We have house guests, remember. We don't know how Pingu and Ginger's parents feel about feeding them raw meat.
Brad: I have to wait until it's cooked? But I'm hungry.
Mama: Patience, naughty boy! You've just had breakfast.
Brad: But breakfast was at 8.30. It is now 11.30.
Mama: Goodness. How time flies. So, let's start cooking now. Go fetch Angelina. I need her to help me.
Brad: Can't I help instead? She's napping.
Mama: OK...but promise you won't bite the raw chicken.
Brad: Yes, Mama. I promise.
Mama: Let's start by gathering all the ingredients. Write it down.
Brad: Yes, Mama. Here's the list of ingredient:
1 medium-sized chicken
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 inch piece of ginger
1 stalk lemongrass
2 large cloves garlic
3 shallots
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 bunch fresh rosemary (from our garden)
1 lime

Brad: Mama, I've written them all. What next?
Mama: Write down the cooking method, step by step.
Brad: Alright, you dictate and I'll write. Step by Step:
1. Clean chicken, use a sharp pair of scissors to cut along the backbone so it become butterflied.
2. Crush dry spices in stone mortar.
3. Use food processor to blend lemongrass, ginger, garlic and shallot.
4. Mix all the ingredients and rub thoroughly on the chicken as well as under the skin.
5. Keep marinated chicken aside (in the refrigerator) for about half an hour.
6. Preheat oven to 160oC.
7. Put chicken in roasting tin, skin side down, and cook in oven for about 30 minutes.
8. Take chicken out and turn skin side up. Cook for another 20 minutes.
9. Let rest for 20 minutes before serving. Squeeze some lime juice on it.

Yummy chicken roast....

Scene 4: Dining/Living Room
Brad: Thank you, Mama. The chicken is so yummy.
Mama: Thanks to you too for helping me cook.
Brad: It's OK. I love helping you, Mama. Aren't we inviting everybody else to eat?
Mama: Well, they all napped while we toiled in the kitchen. So, let them be. More for us, right.
Brad: Yes, Mama. More for us. I like that. Eat your heart out, Angelina. har har har *evil laughs*

Mama also cook other dishes to accompany the chicken. There's beef curry, salad, acar, sambal belacan and fried dried fish. All served with rice.


Unknown said...

What a terrific post!! Sambungan pleaassse!!!

And free sampling too next time, if you can.

Enjoy your weekend!


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
Are you encouraging that incorrigible boy? Didn't you see how he even manage to put his mug on the header? Anyway, enjoy your weekend too. purrr....meow!

nurmisnan said...

Hey cat purrr
"Eat ur heart out Angelina"

i like that..
wow.. superb lauk pauk
posto posto... =)
gd day dear..

Anonymous said...

Oh my darling Brad, you are such a clever cat. Pandai masak. Pandai tulis recipe. *ish ish ish* A real modern tom cat. I should send Peter over to you for training. HAHAHAHA

Kristine said...

Hi there, I just found your blog on the blog hop.

This is one heck of a post! Hilarious and delicious. Yum. My dog, cat, and I are all drooling.

Monyet King said...

Why don't you get a 4D blog... where your readers can see, hear, smell and taste your stories - that would really be great.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Nur,
Good day to you too. Oh...I love Mama's lauk-pauk, that's why I put them in my blog. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Andrea dear,
Brad is not a tom cat. He's been *snipped* har har har... You're sending Peter over? When? We've been trying to train Dad to cook...for years...and been unsuccessful. You think we can succeed with Peter? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hie Kristine!
Welcome to my crazy world. Purrrlease come again. We'll cook up a storm for you. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Royal Highness,
4D version? Fine if we blog about Mama's cooking. What if we talk about feline poo pee? You wouldn't want to smell or taste that. har har har *evil laughs*

TK said...

OMG! Besides the chicken..ikan kering tu..makes me hungry.Kucing tak makan ikan keringkan...rugi!!

meowwmania said...

woww sggh menyelerakan!

ada sambal belacan, i loike~

Cat-from-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
You like ikan kering? Hok tu ikang gelama masam tu...lagi yummm dari ikang kering biasa. Makang dia saje pung sedap. har har har...kucing kecek gganu doh. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Jom datang makan kat rumah kita. purrr...meow!

Angie, Catladyland said...

You make me laugh and hungry all at the same time! You're my kind of friend!! xxx

The Homespun Loft said...

Hi- am following you from the sat pet blog hop-- please come by and follow me too

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hie Catlady,
Glad to be of service to you, ma'am. burp. har har har *evil laughs*


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Homespun Loft,
Wow! I love your quilts. Mama got me this special quilt at a country market in Tasmania and I love it. It has cats frolicking in the design. purrr....meow!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

You lucky kitties! My Rowdies want to invite themselves over! My housemates bring home KFC on my Rowdies' birthdays, so they love chikkun even if their Mummy is a vegetarian!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

You know that there is no such thing as vegetarian cat? Anyway, our chicken is healthier coz there's no oil in the cooking. If you live near us, Mama will send some over for the rowdies. purrr....meow!

Sandy said...

Wowww ... your mama certainly loves cooking ! I don't mind some of that .. yumm ...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Come on over. We'll feed you. purrrr....meow!

Sandy said...

Yess ! I'll make sure I'll come for a visit when I'm in Sydney , yumm... food... latte ... omigosh...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
You can try cooking this for Uncle Erwin, you know... purrr...meow!